The youth-written stories in Represent give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

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Sports And Recreation (16 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Andre learns that playing basketball isn't just about defense and scoring. "I like how basketball gave a lot of people from different backgrounds a shared language and goals," he writes. (full text)
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Miguel has a lot of anger from his stepfather's abuse, and then from his foster family's indifference. A mentor guides him to boxing, and he gains control of his feelings and his future. (full text)
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Nakese explains how your body releases feel-good chemicals when you work out. (full text)
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Playing handball helps Cynthia release her anger and have fun. (full text)
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David loves playing ice hockey, which helps him relieve stress and anger. (full text)
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When D’nashia runs track, she feels energized and leaves all her problems behind.
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Emily finds that walking in nature lifts her spirits. (full text)
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Niya accepts a friend’s offer to try yoga for relaxation. She is skeptical at first but finds that yoga does relieve her stress and anxiety. (full text)
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Tichelle and her fellow high school cheerleaders aren't taken seriously and she thinks it's because they're girls. She feels they should get more respect: not only do they pump up the crowd, but cheerleading demands skill, discipline, and lots of practice. (full text)
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In his sports column, TJ’s Take, the writer reports on high school athletes who have been emulating the N.F.L. pros by kneeling to protest injustice during the national anthem. (full text)
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Four YCteen writers discuss how concepts of masculinity or femininity have affected their lives. (full text)
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David succumbs to pressure from his two older sisters to go on a roller coaster with them for the first time. (full text)
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When Christina gets dropped as a starter on her school's handball team, she decides to give up the sport. Although she sometimes regrets walking away from the team, she also feels she took the best course of action and has moved on to pursue other interests. (full text)
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The students at Phillippe’s international high school tend to stick with people of their own nationality. But soccer brings them together. (full text)
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Shawn covers a Knicks game as an intern for The New York Times, which convinces him to become a sportswriter. Dove, however, goes to Wesleyan, becomes co-director of a Beacon School project in Harlem, and founds "Harlem Overheard" in 1996, a youth-written magazine modeled on NYC. (full text)
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Kevin's basketball team comes up with a plan to end racist taunting at games. (full text)

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